US election 2016: Trump and Clinton win New York primaries

Front runners in the race to be the US presidential candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have secured comfortable victories in the crucial New York primary election.

Mrs Clinton, after beating Bernie Sanders, said her victory for the Democratic nomination is in sight.

Mr Trump looked set to take nearly all the 95 Republican delegates at stake.

He said his nearest rival, Ted Cruz is just about mathematically eliminated.

With more than 98 percent of the results in, Mr. Trump is leading with just over 60 percent of the vote while Mrs Clinton has just under 58 percent.

US networks projected that Mr Trump has won in his home state barely seconds after the polls closed.


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